Our Blog's Greatest Hits of 2009

By Elisa Gabbert December 30, 2009 Comments: 2

New Years FireworksSince we launched the WordStream blog earlier this year, what follows is not merely a list of our top posts of the year. These are our greatest hits of all time. (Cue Kanye joke, for nostalgic value – it's so 2009.) So pour yourself a glass of champagne and revisit our top 10 most popular and best loved blog posts ever:

  1. SEO Title Tag Formulas: How to Create High-Performance Title Tags – We all know how important good titles are for SEO. This post – apparently our most useful post ever! – outlines a systematic strategy for creating strong title tags.
  2. Find the Unfindable: 12 Ways to Find Anyone's Personal Email Address – Ken appealed to the stalker in all of you with these tips and tricks for tracking down personal contact info.
  3. Top SEO College Websites 2009 – The first in our Top SEO Websites series. We investigated which colleges and universities are dotting and crossing their SEO i's and t's.
  4. 10 Free SEO Tools We Use Every Day – Tried and true favorites from our SEO toolbag, including SEO for Firefox and Majestic SEO.
  5. Advanced Link Building: Clone Your Most Successful Link Profiles – Another meaty how-to post. Learn how to clone link profiles step by step.
  6. What Are the Best Article Submission Websites for Link Building? – Pretty self-explanatory: a list of the top article submission sites and services for building deep links, plus tips on managing your submissions.
  7. Over 1 Trillion Served: The Ultimate FREE Keyword Tool for PPC and SEO – Larry wrote this post announcing the release of our first Free Keyword Tool.
  8. Top SEO Web Design Company Websites – Another installment in the Top SEO Websites series. SEO is part of good design – we found out which web designers practice what they preach.
  9. How to Get Do Follow Links from Wikipedia Articles in Four Simple Steps – Admittedly a slightly misleading headline, Tom wrote this white-hat how-to on getting Wikipedia links.
  10. How to Achieve the Best Results for PPC & SEO – An overview of the 10 best practices we consider critical to search marketing success.

Happy New Year from WordStream! We hope to see more of you in 2010.

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Wednesday December 30, 2009

Richard (not verified) Said:

What we choose not to read is highly instructive.

I looked forward to WordStream's greatest blog hits of 2009 with a geeky excitement. Before I read today's blog I wondered how many of the topics I had already read. I wondered what I'd learn that was new and useful.

I learned I had avoided or skimmed the topics that revealed my greatest SEM weakness: linking.

#5 Advanced Link Building: Clone Your Most Successful Link Profiles
#6 What Are the Best Article Submission Websites for Link Building?
#9 How to Get Do Follow Links from Wikipedia Articles in Four Simple Steps

Thanks Elisa. Now I know quite clearly what SEM topic I've been avoiding: linking. By the end of 2010 I'll know a whole lot more about linking then I do now.

Wednesday May 25, 2011

A Search Marketer’s New Year’s Resolutions | WordStream (not verified) Said:

[...] Search is a fast and dynamic industry. It may sound ridiculous, but keeping up with all the changes is a daily endeavor. To stay on top of the latest, subscribe to our blog feed and follow our crackerjack search marketing team on Twitter. (And if you missed them the first time around, check out our greatest hits from 2009.) [...]

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